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sunflower seed parmesan in a jar

Sunflower Seed Parmesan

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


Sunflower seed parmesan is a great dairy-free & nut-free vegan alternative to regular parmesan.  It's simple and so easy to make!


  • ½ cup unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  1. Add the sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast and sea salt to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend/pulse while closely watching. As soon as it starts getting sticky/oily, give the mixture a good stir. Blend/pulse again for a few seconds.
  3. Be careful not to over blend or it will turn into butter. Add this to your favorite pasta dishes!


  • Buy unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds so you can control the amount of salt going into the cheese.
  • DO NOT OVER MIX or you will end up with sunflower seed butter.

Keywords: sunflower seed parmesan